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Dance Project of Washington Heights is now offering classes for professional dancers and adults of all levels of experience.

All summer adult classes are $15, but please speak to us if you want to be involved but cannot afford the fee 

Need childcare? 


    Cuidado de niño disponible bajo petición.

All classes take place at our beautiful studios in Uptown Manhattan located at 4140 Broadway, in the 2nd Floor Annex

Click below to learn more information about our newest adult class series!

Social Dance  

la serie de baile "Uptown Social"

Sundays      2:00-3:30pm        Domingos             Bachata/Salsa/Merengue w. Ximena Salgado 

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm Miercoles Social Hustle w. Alessandra Marconi


All levels of experience are welcome to join us for this incredible series. No partner necessary

Todos los niveles de experiencia son bienvenidos a unirse a nosotros para esta increíble serie. No es necesario un compañero.

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Alessandra Marconi,  Photo by Sandy Shelton

Alessandra Marconi, Photo by Sandy Shelton

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Open Level Movement

Appropriate for beginning to advanced level dancers, actors, movers of all stripes

Thursdays 6:30-8pm - Contemporary and Improvisation w/ Navarra Novy-Williams


Int/Adv Technique:

Mondays 10-11:30am - Ballet (rotating faculty) CANCELLED (08/19)

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm - Contemporary w/ Evan Fisk of Sleep No More

Fridays 6:30-8pm - Jazz Funk w/ Kameron Saunders

Ayaka Kamei by Matthew Willman

Ayaka Kamei by Matthew Willman

Meet this upcoming Monday’s Ballet Instructor:

Ayaka Kamei

Ayaka Kamei is currently dancing in The Phantom of the Opera World Tour.

She has danced with the Metropolitan Opera, New York Theatre Ballet, MorDance, Ayalis in Motion, and AZOTH Dance Theatre. Her teaching credits include SUNY Purchase, Gibney Dance Center, Chen Dance Center, Artistry Dance Project, and Hariyama Ballet in New York as well as Musashino University and Tatewaki Hiroko Ballet School in Japan.

She graduated from Northern Ballet School in England and SUNY Purchase where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a President Award for Achievement in the Conservatory of Dance. She studied at Codarts in the Netherlands and Springboard Danse Montréal as well. She has performed works of countless choreographers such as Balanchine, Cunningham, Tudor, Bettijane Sills, Aszure Barton, Matthew Neenan, Taryn Kaschock Russell, Dario Dinuzzi, Austin McCormick, Keith Michael, Roy Assaf, and Jessica Lang, to name a few.

Come join her in class, use your imagination, flow with the music, and have fun


Adv. Beg/Int Theater Jazz  

Thursdays 10:00-11:30am

Xavier DeMar

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Xavier DeMar is a New York based dancer, performing artist, choreographer and dance educator. Xavier began dancing at an early age as a member of his family’s West African drum and danced company, Xangue. After beginning to train in classical ballet at the age of 12, he was afforded a scholarship to attend Jordan Collage Academy of Dance, an affiliate of Butler University. Shortly after graduating from Broad Ripple High School, he began his professional career with The Georgia Ballet, where he performed lead roles in Sleepy Hollow and the company’s Nutcracker Suite. Xavier has danced and choreographed for various dance companies and organizations, including Dance Canvas, The Atlanta Dance Connection, and Proia Dance Project. He has performed the works of noted choreographers Alexander Proia, Becca Shade, Allyne Gartrell, Lonny Davis, Tracey Vogt, and Richard A. Freeman, Jr.

As a choreographer, Xavier loves pushing artistic boundaries and sharing his gifts with his students. He has created works for Atlanta Dance Connection, Gibson Repertory Ensemble, Gotta Dance Contemporary, and AREA | Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment and Arts. He currently serves as the Co-Director of TranscenDANCE Summer Intensive, where he oversees the ballet/jazz training program and serves as a resident choreographer. Xavier has been teaching dance for nearly 10 years in many dance studios, colleges, community centers and after school programs. Xavier recently moved to New York City to fulfill his dream of becoming a full-time performing artist and choreographer.

Learn more about all of our adult teaching faculty: 

Are you a dancer living in Northern Manhattan? We’d like to hear from you. Please send us feedback about what you'd like to see and how best to serve and connect the uptown dance community. For more information email